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By Sophie Ferrer -
This well-written historical adventure/romance set in 17th century. Macao and Kaifeng probably won’t find a mainstream publisher due to its unique ...Read Review
By Tobsha Learner -
This first historical by Australian playwright and novelist Learner has a number of things in its favor: an original setting, an intriguing heroine, ...Read Review
By Robert Nye -
This fictional journal of Sir Walter Raleigh’s last year (1618) also serves as his attempt at self-justification while struggling against an inevitable ...Read Review
By Wayne Karlin -
In the mid-17th century, the face of the American continent began to change. European settlements headed by men of varying convictions and ...Read Review
By Bruce Alexander -
This ninth novel in Bruce Alexander’s critically acclaimed series featuring Sir John Fielding, a blind-eighteenth-century London judge, and his young assistant deserves ...Read Review
By Denise Giardina -
In the year 2001, Lydde Falcone is a 55-year-old single woman living abroad when she’s notified of the death of her dearly loved ...Read Review
By Mary Beth Norton -
The Salem witch trials of 1692 have perplexed Americans for over three centuries, so it is odd to think that the historical record could ...Read Review
By Dean Burgess -
A meticulously researched first novel, Burgess’ story concerns what was likely the first recorded divorce in seventeenth century New England. Thomas Burge and ...Read Review
By Philip Kerr -
Subtitled The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton, this is Kerr’s first historical mystery, and a fine one it is too. Told ...Read Review
By Bertrice Small -
The mother of the new Duke of Glenkirk’s mother had given him two pieces of advice. The first, “to marry soon,” is ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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